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[movies]Juan Prawda 4june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Juan Prawda recently retired from his position with the World Bank. Born and raised in Mexico, he grew up attending secular Jewish schools from pre-school through high school. Prawda remembers his daily schedule down to the hour, from Yiddish Literature to Hebrew classes. In hindsight, Prawda laments the "phasing out" of Yiddish education in the Mexican schools, and that he never became fluent himself...
Keywords: Mexico; secular Jewish education; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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[movies]Yuri Vedenyapin 14july2010 Yiddish Book Center
Yuri Vedenyapin - Yiddish teacher at the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Internship program. To cite this interview: Yuri Vedenyapin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 14, 2010. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/YuriVedenyapin14july2010YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Steiner Summer Internship Program 2010; Yiddish; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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[movies]Harriet Bonfeld 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Harriet Bonfeld, educator, is the daughter of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog. Harriet speaks briefly of her father’s background growing up outside of Odessa (the same town as Marc Chagall). She remembers that her father liked to talk about his parents and grandparents, who were wealthy in Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution...
Keywords: Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 45
[movies]Sara Kruzansky 12June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Sara Kruzansky, teacher of Jewish History, grew up in Chicago. Her parents, from a shtetl and a village in Poland, met in Warsaw, where they were married before her father moved to the U.S. at age 20 to avoid being drafted into the tsarist Russian army. He participated in the Gaviston movement, a push to move Jewish immigrants to places other than New York City. After a few years in various cities in the Midwest, her father, shoemaker by trade, followed the garment industry to Chicago...
Keywords: Chicago; Poland; Ukraine; Rumania; Russia; Warsaw; New York City; Danbury; CT; Roosevelt; Ben-Gurion; American Jewish Committee?; YIVO; 1930s; 1940s; 1970s; Sara Kruzansky; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 32
[movies]Paul Charette 1May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Paul Charette was interviewed by Allie Brudney on May 1, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Charette Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 1, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Paul Charette; Southampton; Amherst; Holyoke; Great Barrington; MA; Massachusetts; TX; Texas; Bloomington; IN; Indiana; Jewish Community of Amherst; JCA; Sons of Zion; 2000s; Orthodoz; Reconstructionist; Conservative; Catholic; Protestant; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 11
[movies]Naomi Bloch 12August 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Naomi Bloch, a Yiddish librarian and translator, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on August 12, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Naomi was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father owned a factory and their home was a typically observant Jewish household built on the slope of Table Mountain. She describes speaking Yiddish among her family and Cape Town's Jewish community as a young girl...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Naomi Bloch; Cape Town; South Africa; Slonim; Poland; 1890's; 1950's
Downloads: 17
[movies]Haim Gunner 12may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who tells of growing up in Ottawa, Canada, a town divided between French and British factions, amidst blatant anti-semitism. He talks of his involvement in a socialist Zionist youth movement, which led him to agricultural college, NYC (where he edited the youth movement's publication), and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 182
[movies]Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 58
[movies]Philip Reinish 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Philip Reinish, a former union organizer, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Philip grew up in a working class community in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. In his interview, he speaks of attending Hebrew school as a boy and davening the Saturday morning service for children. Though he later came to identify as a non-believer, Philip says that his Jewish identity has determined his entire path in life...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Philip Reinish; Camp Lakeland; Camp Kinderland; New York City; Brighton Beach; Tonawanda; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Austria; Russia; Michael Moore; Barry Goldwater; Paul Robeson; Harry Belafonte; Jewish Cultural School of Nassau; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Great Depression; Communism; Socialism; Anti-Fascism; Civil Rights; Feminism; Secularism; Atheism; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 11
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 11
[movies]Frances Morrill Schlitt 10dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Frances Morrill Schlitt is a retired social worker originally from Auburn, Maine. She is the mother of a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow, David Schlitt. Frances' mother was an immigrant to the United States from Ponovitch, Lithuania, while her father came from outside Ponovitch. They met and married in the United States. Frances remembers thinking her mother was illiterate, but after she died Frances realized she could read and write (in addition to speak, of course) Yiddish...
Keywords: Jewish Immigrants; Jewish Day School; Jewish Calendar; Lithuania; Ponovitch; Jewish Ritual; Judaism; Shabbat; Jews of Newton; Jews of Brookline; Jews of Dorchester; Jews of Boston; Social Work; Women's Issues; Kibbutz; Israel; J Street; Gender Equality; Brandeis University; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 56
[movies]Assaf Talmudi 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Assaf Talmudi begins the interview describing his family’s lineage: His paternal grandmother and grandfather and his maternal grandfather were from Poland, and his maternal grandmother was from Holland. Assaf details how each of his grandparents made their way to Israel, which illuminates interesting historical migrations through Poland, Russia, and Africa as well as migrations directly from Poland to Israel...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Career and Professional Life; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Tel Aviv; KlezKanada; Oy Division; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 66
[movies]Nora Gerard 12october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Nora Gerard, Program Director at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses her career, family and the Jewish intersections throughout her life. Sharing her experiences just starting out in television as a typist for a soap opera and eventually working her way up to directing for CBS News in New York, she explains what her career experiences have meant to her thus far. Gerard also details her involvement with the community in Springfield through developing the Holocaust Center and Springfield Community ...
Keywords: Yiddish; CBS News; Belarus; Family Tree; Springfield; Holocaust Center in Springfield; Jewish Americans; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish Day School; Documentary; Yiddish Music; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Brooklyn; Suburbs; Family; Language; Springfield Community Music Center; Community Work; Jewish Summer Camp
Downloads: 67
[movies]Lili Bermant 10nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, who most recently lived in Amherst, Massachusetts. This was her second interview with the Wexler Oral History Project. In the first interview, Lili talked mostly about her early years: growing up in Belgium and her escape to the United States via France, Spain, and Cuba. This second interview started with her move to the United States in December 1945...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 90
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 163
[movies]Deirdre Hirschtritt 19July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Deirdre Hirschtritt was interviewed by Pauline Katz on July 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Deirdre Hirschtritt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 19, 2011...
Keywords: Deirdre Hirschtritt; Orthodox; New York State; New York City; NYC; New Rochelle NY; Camp Ramah; Schechter; University of Wisconsin; Multiculturalism; Steiner Summer Program; Margaret Sanger; Paper Bridge; Dybbuk; Deirdre Hirschtritt; Orthodox; New York State; New York City; NYC; New Rochelle NY; Camp Ramah; Schechter; University of Wisconsin; Multiculturalism; Steiner Summer Program; Margaret Sanger; Paper Bridge; Dybbuk
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[movies]Bracha Weingrod 23nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Bracha Weingrod grew up in Winnipeg, Canada surrounded by Yiddish and the many Yiddish communities that made Winnipeg the city it was. She was trained as a Yiddish teacher by the Workmen's Circle. She was a part of Young Judea and was an activist for Israel, which is how she met her husband. After the 1973 war, they moved their family to Israel where she worked in education, specifically for the Dyslexic...
Keywords: Yiddish Press; Immigration; Israel; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Translation; Yiddish Cook Book; Yiddish Cooking; Family Traditions; Jewish Communities of Winnipeg Canada; Food and Culinary Traditions; Roots/Heritage; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 61
[movies]David Berg 20August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
David Berg, a South Philadelphia native, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 20, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. In his interview, David talks about his childhood in Jewish South Philadelphia. He recalls the unique row home shuls which lined his block and talks about his own efforts to save his childhood synagogue. In addition, David speaks more broadly about the history of Jews and Jewish culture in Philadelphia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Klezmer; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation
Downloads: 10
[movies]Hankus Netsky 8July2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Hankus Netsky, musician, folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and Chair of Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory in Boston, was interviewed by Nora Feinstein on July 8, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Hankus was born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up there in the middle-class Mt. Airy neighborhood. His father’s family immigrated from Podolia, Ukraine, and his mother’s family came from Kishinev in what is now Moldova...
Keywords: Klezmer Conservatory Band; Jews of Philadelphia; Jews of Boston; Jewish Education; Brecht; Klezmer; Klezmer Revival; Jewish Musical Education; Israel; Jewish Identity; Hebrew; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 95
[movies]KriwitskyInterview_YiddishBookCenterDiscoveryProject - Christa
Interview with the Yiddish poet himself.
Keywords: Yiddish; poetry; Discovery Project; Yiddish Book Center; Kriwtisky
Downloads: 33
[movies]Robert A. Potash 13January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Robert A. Potash, historian, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on January 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Robert grew up in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in a secular Jewish home. His father was a Zionist activist and often gave speeches in Yiddish for Jewish causes. Robert went on to attend Harvard College and later Harvard Graduate School, where he was awarded a doctorate in History...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Zionism; Ladino; Robert Potash; Roxbury; Boston; Ann Arbor MI; Okinawa; Mexico; Argentina; Harvard University; Boston Latin School; University of Massachusetts Amherst; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Secular; Avukah
Downloads: 22
[movies]Ron Finegold 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Ron Finegold, audio recording engineer and curator of notable recordings at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec. Ron's father's side of the family came to Montreal as a group through the Jewish Colonization Program in South America. Ron's mother was born in 1896, and lived in Płoskirów, now known as Khmelnytskyi, in modern-day Ukraine, from 1914-1921...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Canada; Transmission (intergenerational, cultural, social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Other languages; Jewish community; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Press; Radio; Poetry; Ethnography; Jewish professions; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Jewish International Aid Society; JIAS; Montreal Jewish Public Library; JPL; Jewish Public Library; BPJPL; Park Avenue; Montreal; Laurier & Park; Parc Laurier; Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier; Płoskirów; Khmelnytskyi; Ukraine; Côte Saint-Luc; Le Chamulet Lavalle; Snowden; Irving Layton; Saul Bellow; Bernard Malamud; A.M. Klein; Samuel Bronfman; Sholom Schwartzbard; Menahem Mendel Beilis; Symon Petliura; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Jewish Colonization Organization; JCO; Talmud Torah Day School; George Williams College; McGill University; Congregation Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob; The Chevra; B'nai Yacob; Nusach Ha'ari; Ahavath Shalom; Jewish Daily Forward; Kanader Odler; Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society; JAIAS; Seagram's Distillery; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; YIVO; Freemasons; Freemasonry; 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Orthodoxy; Hasidism; Chasidism; Humanistic; Yiddishkeit; Conservative; Reform; Kibbutz
Downloads: 45
[movies]Lyber Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Lyber Katz is the grandfather of Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Lyber moved from New York City to Moscow at age 4½ and lived there for ten years. He commented on the exceptional education he received there and the climate of anti-anti-Semitism he encountered - that is, anti-Semitism was strictly punished. He spoke about visiting cousins in a shtetl in Tolochin, Belarus, and what life was like there...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Freiheit; Communism; Russia; Ukraine; Poetry; Pogroms; Europe Pre-WWII; Immigration; Politics; Family History and Stories; Yiddish Language; Migration and Place; Political Movements; Shtetl; Anti-Semitism; Belarus
Downloads: 76
[movies]Anna Sheldon 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Anna Sheldon was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Anna was born in Warsaw to naturalized American parents and returned to the United States with them shortly after. She describes spending the first few years of her life in New York, where she attended Yiddish shules. In fact, Yiddish was her first language, a fact which she says has set her apart from her peers who grew up going to Hebrew school...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Travel; Anna Sheldon; Warsaw; Poland; Toronto; New York; Miami Beach; Heschl Klipfiscz; Yitzhak Klepfiscz; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; National Council of Jewish Women; Holocaust Documentation Center; 1940s; 1930s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Zionism; Reform; Conservative; Reconstructionist; Federation; Jewish Book Festival
Downloads: 16
[movies]Elaine Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Elaine Katz, a Hartford Connecticut native, was raised in a secular Jewish home with Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father was from Eastern Europe, from a religious family, but he broke from their example and announced his secular Jewish identity. He was a builder. Her mother was from Egypt and attended the French and Jewish Alliance Israelite Universelle schools there. She worked in fashion retail when she was in Egypt, and when she came to the United States, the family meeting her at the port h...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Secular Jews; Jews of Hartford Connecticut; New York City; Secular Jewish Camp; Ohio State University; Hillel; Jewish Young Fraternalists (JYF); Yiddish Shmooze Group
Downloads: 82
[movies]Mitchell Waife 14March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mitchell Waife, grandson of Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in Lantana, Florida. Mitchell grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although his parents never taught him Yiddish or Russian, he was lucky to learn all about his famous grandfather from the late writer's widow, Mitchell's grandmother Olga, who lived with them...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Travel; Mitchell Waife; New York City; NYC; Brighton Beach; Sholem Aleichem; Olga Loyev Rabinovitz; Sholem Rabinovich; Russian
Downloads: 36
[movies]Riva Ginsburg 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Riva Ginsburg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Yiddish teacher and translator, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Riva was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to Soviet partisans who came from neighboring towns in Belarus. She spends the beginning of the interview primarily telling their stories, including her mother's narrow escape from a ghetto liquidation and the story of how her father and his brother were responsible for blowing up tw...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Assimilation; Riva Ginsburg; Germany; Troy NY; New York; Belarus; Dovid Katz; Ruth Wisse; Helen Epstein; Binghamton University; Florida Atlantic University; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; Underground Resistance; Reform; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 28
[movies]Micha Eisenstorg 20october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Micha Eisenstorg, born and raised in Brussels, speaks about Jewish experiences in Belgium during World War II. He reflects on the experiences his own family had during the Nazi Occupation and the devastating aftermath, also sharing stories of Jewish resistance and the trial of a chief SS officer in Belgium. He later discusses his time in Israel, his involvement with Jewish organizations and movements, and the common memories he shares with his wife...
Keywords: Belgium; Brussels; World War II; Holocaust; German Invasion of Belgium; Nazis; Jewish Deportation; Zionist Youth Movement; Socialist Youth Movement; Israel; Kibbutz; Belgian Navy; Russian Jewry; Soviet Jewry; Nazi Occupation; SS Trial; Jewish Resistance; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; Polish Jews
Downloads: 133
[movies]Ari Greenberg 21July2010 - Yiddish Book Center
Ari Greenberg, a past intern at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses his Jewish background: from his grandparent's involvement in Marxist-Zionist organizations to Jewish Environmentalism at Adamah. Elaborating on the language learning process, Greenberg shares his feelings about the challenges of learning Yiddish and defining his Jewish identity. To cite this interview: Ari Greenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hada Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin ...
Keywords: Jewish Environmentalism; Adamah; Yiddish in Leftist Circles; Studying Yiddish; Jewish Identity; Jewish Denominationalism; Jewish Communities; Theatre; Acting; Religion; Marxist-Zionism; Israel; Yiddish
Downloads: 134
[movies]Sruli Dresdner 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sruli Dresdner is a scholar of Klezmer and Hasidic music. He and his wife, Lisa Mayer, have been teaching young people about Jewish music for the last 15 years through classroom visits, summer camps, and Klezmer music festivals. They are based in the New York area. To learn more, visit the Clubhouse. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sruli Dresdner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whi...
Keywords: Holocaust; Roots/heritage; Music; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Chasidic; Belgium; Romania; Galicia; Eleanor Roosevelt; Kristallnacht; Cuba; wedding cake; Satmar; hoysbokher; nigunim; Queens; 1961; Satmar; Belgium; Chasidism; Galicia; Cuba; Sanok stetl; hoysbokher; nigunim; Kew Gardens Queens; Klezmer; Klezkanada; klezkamp; Paul Pincus; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 74
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 131
[movies]Mei Li Isaacson 11Apr2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mei Li Isaacson was interviewed by Allie Brudney on April 11, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mei Li Isaacson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 11, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Mei Li Isaacson; San Francisco; China; Hampshire College; Urban School; 1990s; 2000s; Chinese American International School; Franz Kafka; Metamorphosis; Yuri Vedenyapin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 29
[movies]Elaine Trehub 20January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Elaine Trehub was interviewed by Sara Israel on January 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Elaine was born in Mattapan, Boston, in 1928. The Blue Hill Avenue neighborhood of Mattapan where she grew up was the heart of Bostonâs vibrant Jewish community from the 1920s to the 1950s. Elaine lived in one of the neighborhoodâs iconic triple-decker houses, surrounded by family. Her grandfather, who lived with them, was strictly observant, but her father was not...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Elaine; Trehub; Boston; Cambridge MA; Mattapan MA; Holyoke MA; Amherst MA; Jewish Community of Amherst; 1940s; 1950s; Zaslav; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Blue Hill Avenue; Needham MA; Dedham MA; Radcliffe College; Mount Holyoke College; Simmons College; 1930s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 23
[movies]Rachel Surden 15July 2010 - Yiddish Book Center
Rachel Surden discusses her Yiddish education, having always used Yiddish words in her everyday vocabulary and recently learning more about the language through her internship and work with the Yiddish Book Center. She shares her experience on starting a Yiddish choir in Philadelphia and what generally draws her to the language both musically and personally. She elaborates on incorporating Jewish religious traditions into her daily life and identifying Yiddish as the language of her heritage and...
Keywords: Yiddish Vocabulary; Jewish Music; Choral Music; Teaching; Yenglish; Speaking Yiddish; Yiddish Choir; Jewish Religion; Orthodox Jews; Conservative Jews; Yiddish Book Center; Jews of Philadelphia; Jewish Traditions; Hebrew; USC; Russian; Temple University; Jewish Identity; Jewish Culture
Downloads: 171
[movies]Jordana de Bloeme 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Jordana de Bloeme was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 17, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Jordana De Bloeme Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 17, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Klezmer; Music; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Roots/heritage; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Krakow; Poland; New York City; New York; Warsaw; Poland; Vlinius; Lithuania; Vilne; Vilna; Toronto; Canada; Hamilton; Ottawa; Nepean; Ontario; Jerusalem; Israel; Tel Aviv; Minsk; Scotland; Kalman Weiser; Brukhe Lang; York University; University of Toronto; Camp Shalom; USY; United Synagogue Youth; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 1920s; 1930s; Bund; Yiddishism; secular; socialism; socialist; Haredi; Hasidic; archive; archival research
Downloads: 23
[movies]Malca Sussman Hubner 15December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Malca Sussman Hubner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2011 in Montreal. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Malc Sussman Hubner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/MalcaSussmanHubner15december2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Literature; Books; Jewish holidays; Canada; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Pesakh; Passover; Transmission; Advice; Malca Sussman Hubner; Jewish Public Library; recordings; Montreal; Ukraine; Waverly; Fairmount; Dora Wasserman; Sholem Aleichem
Downloads: 26
[movies]Sarah Benor 18December2011 - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Sarah Benor was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Music; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Other languages; Hebrew; Family history; stories about ancestors; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Jewish community; Yiddishkeyt LA; Steiner Summer Program; Columbia University; Stanford University; 1990s; Hasidism; Orthodox; Sarah Bunin Benor; Ladino; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 29
[movies]Ilan Stavans 31May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Ilan Stavans, academic and writer, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on May 31, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Ilan Stavans is an Amherst College professor, a public intellectual, writer, and friend of the Yiddish Book Center. His family came from Poland and Ukraine. His grandparents emigrated from there to Mexico, where Ilan grew up. He goes into his identity struggles; learning to speak Yiddish and Spanish, and not feeling 100% sure of how to be Mexican and Jewish...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; United States; Latin America; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Travel; Mexico City; Mexico; Israel; United States; Nowe Brodno; Poland; Frida Kahlo; Irving Howe; Barry Muser; Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Mario Vargas Llosa; Bitakhon; Yiddishe Shule; Congregation B'nai Israel; Northampton; Massachusetts; Amherst College; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Bund; conservative movement; Universidad Autonoma de Mexico; Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana; Xochimilco
Downloads: 7
[movies]Eugene Orenstein 26August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were sweeth...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Jewish education; Yiddish around the world; Old Country; Eastern Europe; kheder; Yeshiva; Warsaw; Poland; roots/heritage; Social-Zionists; poverty; pogroms Immigration; Migration; World War I; New York City; Bund; United States; Anti-Semitism; Polish army; Soviet Russia; Communism; Bolsheviks; Cuba; quota system; Marxist; cooperative housing; immigrants; Bronx; New York; Jewish religion; Scholem Aleichem schools; Arbeter Ring schools; Shul Nummer Eins; Summer camp; Yiddish scene (U.S.); Camp Kinderland; History; childhood; Books; Literature; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Education; Family traditions; Canada; Assimilation; Jewish community; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish culture: other; McGill University; Montreal; Montreal Public Library; Yiddish revival; activist; Jewish studies; advice; Scholarship; Academia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc
Downloads: 141
[movies]Nancy Sherman 13October2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Nancy Sherman was interviewed on October 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nancy Sherman’s interview begins with a brief overview of her family’s history. As Nancy shares details of her maternal family’s arrival in the United States, she describes the success story of her great-grandmother who began as a worker in a sweatshop and eventually became an interior designer. Nancy then describes her life at the border of Queens and Long Island in New York...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Food and culinary traditions; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Literature; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Travel; Kiev; Amherst; Brother's ashkenazi; Anna Margolin; Kadia Molodovsky; Leonard Bernstein; Aaron Lansky; Itzik Manger; Sholem Aleichem; Hadassah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 44
[movies]Leo Melamed 13December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Leo Melamed, child survivor of the Holocaust and former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Glencoe, Illinois on December 13, 2012. This interview contains some Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Melamed Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Glencoe, Illinois, December 13,...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; Leo Melamed; Bialystok; Poland; Russia; Lithuania; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Chicago; Groser Shul; Bund; Capitalism; Leninism; Socialism; Yidishism; Antizionism; Chicago Market Exchange; Dina Halpern; Avrom Sutzkever; Vladka Meed; Benjamin Meed; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish culture; Yiddish; ybc; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 17
[movies]Wolf Wittenberg 8June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Wolf (Velyl/Bill) Wittenberg was born in London, England in 1920. His father had tried to bring the family to America where he has established roots but found it impossible to get any further than England due to the First World War. As Wolf's father did not like England he moved the family to Lodz, Poland, where Wolf lived with his mother and three siblings in an aunt's house while his father tried to bring the family to America...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Wolf Wittenberg, Advice, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Holocaust, Religion and ritual, Israel, Eastern Europe, United States, Jewish community, Travel, Ellis Island, Lodz, Poland, South Bronx, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sholem Aleichem, John F. Kennedy, 1930a-1990s, Bund, labor movements, civil rights, feminism, orthodox, Hasidism, reconstructionist
Downloads: 14
[movies]Elie Adelman 23July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Elie Adelman, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Sara Israel on July 23, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Elie grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts in a Conservative Jewish home and attended day school. He later moved to Jerusalem to study Musicology and Politics at Hebrew University. He discusses his affinity for Yiddish as well as the way that it interacts with Hebrew in modern Israel...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Elie Adelman; Steiner Summer Program; Springfield MA; Massachusetts; Hebrew University; Jewish Music Resource Center; Musicology; Daniel Kahn; Geoff Berner; Jerusalem; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Hebrew; Synagogue; shul; temple
Downloads: 7
[movies]Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
Downloads: 82
[movies]Joshua Lambert 28Nov2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Elise)
Joshua Lambert was interviewed by Jessica Parker on November 28, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joshua Lambert Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 28, 2012...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Joshua Lambert; Toronto; Ann Arbor MI; Michigan; Ruth Wisse; Deborah Dash Moore; Jonathan Freedman; Anita Norich; Harvard University; University of Michigan; YIVO; New York University; NYU; Columbia University; Associated Hebrw Day Schools; Associated Hebrew Schools; Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto; Tanenbaum CHAT Wallenberg Campus; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Modernism; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Hebrew; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission; Jewish community
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[movies]Lawrence Bush 20March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on March 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Lawrence Bush Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jayne Pearl, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 20, 2012...
Keywords: Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Literature; Books; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Pesakh; Passover; Education; Summer camp; Israel; Hebrew; Advice; Lawrence Bush; Secular; Socialism; Communism; Bar Mitzvah; Union; Civil Rights Movement; The Joys of Yiddish; Rabbi Alexander Schindler; Phillip Roth
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[movies]Adi Mahalel 15December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Adi Mahalel was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adi Mahalel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 15, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Haifa; Tel Aviv; New York City; Arye Pilowsky; Rachel Rojanski; Dan Miron; Jeremy Dauber; Yitshok Luden; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; YIVO; Columbia University; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Yiddishism; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 30
[movies]Rachel Becker 21May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Rachel Becker was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on May 21, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rachel Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 21, 2012...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Travel; Rachel Becker; Sholem Aleichem; Leyden MA; Boston; Massachusetts; Jerusalem; Amherst MA; Hampshire College; Hampshire Jewish Student Union; UMASS Hillel; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; Hippie; Counterculture Movement; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 30
[movies]Murray Lubin 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Murray Lubin was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Murray Lubin grew up in New York shifting his time between the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His mother was born in Poland and was the last one of her family to arrive in the United States. Murray carefully explains the system of saving money to bring an individual family member over to the United States at the start of his interview...
Keywords: Murray Lubin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Urban; Other Jewish languages; Assimilation; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Roots/heritage; Rozwadow; Poland; Russia; 1917 Revolution; Williamsburg; Lower East Side; 1948; rock candy; Bialystoker Synagogue; Chasidic; Yeshiva; Americanized; Brooklyn Technical High School; Forverts; print; type; linotype; union; typesetting; hot type; cold type
Downloads: 55
[movies]Arthur Klein 12October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Arthur Klein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Arthur Klein’s interview paints a vivid picture of early twentieth century life in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where he grew up. Arthur provides meticulous details about his childhood in Brownsville. He describes his grandparents as Jews from Russian who often spoke English, but occasionally slipped into Yiddish...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Theater; Music; Film; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Brownsville; Brooklyn; Florida; Japan; Italy; Asia; South Pacific; pearl Harbor; Tokyo Harbor; Naples; Roosevelt; Young at Heart Chorus; Depression; WWII; orthodox; Reform; Stickball; Catskills; Murder Inc; mafia; beauty school; Coney Island; Hair dresser; beauty salon; Navy; Arthur Klein; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 47
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